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4 die in elephant rampage in south Nepal
Updated: 2008-09-05 11:44

KATHMANDU -- Four people were killed in elephant rampage in southern Nepali districts, local newspaper The Kathmandu Post reported on Friday.

In Dhanusa district, some 125 km south of the Nepali capital, six-year old Nisha Pokherel was killed on her way with her family at the Jalar river in the morning. Similarly Ram Ashis Mahatto, 65, was also killed by the wild elephant while 20-year-old Mira Pokherel was injured and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

Wild elephants have increasingly been on the rampage in the past few days in south Nepal districts like Dhanusa, Mahottari, Sarlahi and Siraha districts.

On Monday, another two people were killed in an attack in Sarlahi and Siraha district.

Wild elephants also damaged some houses in Laxmania of Mahottari district.

Superintendent of Police Chabi Lal Joshi said that the police have mobilized 30 police personnel under the command of a Deputy Superintendent to curb the attack of wild elephants in south Nepal.